Shin'en is less than a dozen dudes in a small office somewhere in Munich, usually working on two or three projects in parallel. In that way, they're small even compared to Monster Games, and outright tiny compared to something like Rare.I wish Nintendo would make Shin'en there next rare! They have the tech down just like rare did back on nintendo systems and Nintendo could show these guys how to make some really great gameplay, plus there small and Nintendo likes small companys. Yes I know Shin'en has historicly only worked on nintendo systems.
Also, while Shin'en is Nintendo exclusive, and has been forever, Abyss, their demoscene counterpart, isn't. Those guys know how to make all kinds of hardware sing.